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The Sciences

Munster galaxy

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitMay 25, 2010 10:13 PM


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No, that title is not a typo. Here's the galaxy:


This is an irregular galaxy about 15 million light years away that's undergoing a "starburst" -- a massive wave of star formation. I won't go into details like I usually do (the press release for the image is pretty good, so go read that)... but I just wanted to make the joke. The name of the galaxy? NGC 1313.Image credit: my buddy, Travis Rector of the University of Alaska, Anchorage

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